November/December 2019

Best of Nebraska Kitchens Cookbook Vol. 3

Joshua Hardin

Teenaged aviatrix Evelyn Sharp reached her lofty dreams of flight thanks to support from her hometown of Ord. The girl known as “Sharpie” paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. Story by Sheryl Schmeckpeper, photographs by Alan J. Bartels.

Passion for photography heats up when hoarfrost forms on Nebraska landscapes. These photos capture fleeting glimpses. Story by Faith A. Colburn.

The year 2019 marks 150 years of educational excellence for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We share that proud history in photos and words. Here’s to 150 more years. Story by Alan J. Bartels.

There is No Place Like Nebraska for the Holidays. This feature about holiday celebrations in 16 Nebraska communities is our gift to you. Story by Jennifer Troester.

Nebraska winters inspire Crofton artist Jolene Steffen to put paintbrush to canvas. Story and photographs by Alan J. Bartels.



Celebrate this special time of year with holidays recipes from Nebraska Life readers. Then claim them as your own.

In Gretna, an ancient snapping turtle at Schramm Park State Recreation Area gets a new home, but keeps his 90-year-old shell.

Discover how the Christmas Box Angel statue in Sidney inspires hope.

Fullerton grandmother lovingly stitches Christmas quilts for her grandchildren. All 31 of them.

Larry the Cable Guy’s wife gits-r’-done with a book of horse devotionals.

Mealworms: It’s what’s for dinner? Find out in Flat Water News.

Potash boom leaves Antioch in ruins, but not ruined.

Nebraska Trivia: Did the Sooners try to sicken the Cornhuskers before the Game of the Century, and other sports Q & A.

Poetry: Nebraska poets write about winter rituals.

Nebraska Made: Premium fudge from Bakers Candies in Greenwood is a sweet treat.

Nebraska Traveler: Honoring veterans in South Sioux City, arts in Scottsbluff, and stuffing ourselves during Thanksgiving in Elgin.

Mailbox: Readers write in about our stories on Wayne America, and Scotts Bluff National Monument, and they are crazy over our cardinal cover.

Photo contest: Nebraska’s Little Badlands are the stars of nocturnal photography near Crawford.

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